Brett Ratner will direct Beverly Hills Cop 4

Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed to produce

The long-awaited return of Axel Foley has taken a big step towards fruition, with Brett Ratner confirmed to be directing the fourth episode of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

Ratner has finally signed on the dotted line some five years after he was first approached to helm the project, with Jerry Bruckheimer also confirmed to produce the sequel.

This is just the latest twist and turn in an ongoing saga that had seen Eddie Murphy attempt to get the sequel made as a TV series, before finally returning to the big screen approach.

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are currently hard at work on a script, with Ratner set to begin work on the film as soon as he gets done with Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

Murphy will of course be reprising his starring role as Axel Foley, although no further casting has been revealed at this point. Expect the wheels to continue turning on this one over the next few months...

What are you hoping to see from the sequel? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Dec 9th 2013, 11:49


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    • SiMan

      Dec 9th 2013, 14:17

      To be fair, Rush Hours 1 & 2 are still pretty good, and The Last Stand gets an unfair rap in my opinion. I don't think he's as bad a director as others out there. Has anyone seen any of the footage of that pilot that got made? Wasn't Murphy supposed to be back to his wise-cracking best in it, which is why this got commissioned?

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    • DravenCage

      Dec 9th 2013, 18:43

      They better have Judge Reinhold on speed-dial.

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